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Roughly 301,000 women have donated to Sanders's campaign compared to 240,000 for Clinton, a more than 60,00 edge as of the last reporting period at the end of September.
Sanders spokeswoman Symone Sanders touted the numbers as a sign that “the grassroots enthusiasm for Senator Sanders is unmatched by any other candidate.”
“The fact that so many women have decided to donate to the senator’s campaign says that his policies and record are indeed resonating with women across the country,” she told The Washington Post.
Although more women have donated to Sanders, Clinton still receives a greater percentage of her donations from women than Sanders does.
Sanders has received individual contributions from 689,000 donors, compared to Clinton’s 400,000, which means women make up only 44 percent of his donor base, compared to 60 percent of Clinton’s.
“We are honored by the support Hillary has received from the hundreds of thousands of women who have donated money to her campaign and make up more than 60 percent of our donors, as well as tens of thousands of volunteers who are donating their time and energy across the country as part of this historic campaign,” Clinton spokeswoman Kristina Schake told The Post.
Clinton downplayed her gender during her failed 2008 White House bid, but this time has encouraged voters to help elect her to be the first female president.
She also accused Sanders of making a sexist remark when he told people to stop “shouting” about gun control at the first Democratic primary debate.
“When women talk, some people think we’re shouting,” Clinton retorted the next day at a Democratic women’s political forum.
Sanders vehemently denied that his comment was sexist, calling the accusation “just not the case” and “wrong.”
Thirteen female senators will hold a fundraiser for Clinton in Washington, D.C., on Monday.